This morning I woke up close to an hour earlier than normal, and yet somehow, even before my alarm was set to go off, Frasier knew that it was time to wake up. Half the time I don’t even need to set an alarm because I know he’ll wake up just in time. Whether it’s because he knows it’s time to go for a walk or he’s just being courteous remains debatable, although I’m sure it’s the former.
Sometimes, though, it’s just plain spooky how he *knows* things before they even happen. He knows when it’s time to go for a walk, he knows when it’s time to go to bed and wake up and yes, he knows when it’s time to go to Dunkin Donuts.
I saw several stray dogs on my way to work today, plus one before I left that had fortunately only wandered out of his yard. If nothing else, at least Frasier knows how to follow me around wherever I go.
If you really want to study canine social interaction, check out this book called On Talking Terms with Dogs: Calming Signals by Turid Rugaas. And if you’re looking for a worthy dog cause, check out the MuttNation Foundation!